Life is but a span in the measure of years

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Life is but a span in the measure of years]
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1 Life is but a span in the measure of years,
Fraught with many fears,
Laughter, sigh and tears;
Thro’ it all our God still is waiting to bless
Even in a wilderness.

Feasting on manna from heav’n sent down,
Blessings like dew are falling.
Holding communion with the saints of God,
List’ning when His voice to me is calling;
Drinking of water that satisfies,
Resting when day is done,
Thankful for all a loving God supplies,
Contented I journey on.

2 Let me but abide in a cottage or tent,
With what God has sent,
I shall be content,
Knowing that a loud or a pillar of fire
Leads unto my soul’s desire. [Refrain]

3 Let me travel on, for there cometh a day,
God shall show the way,
When my soul shall stay,
Though it be a road that no other has trod,
It must lead at last to God. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #214

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

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First Line: Life is but a span in the measure of years
Title: Contentment
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Feasting on manna from heaven sent down


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New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #214

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